Video Games Look Like Movies – level 3

28-09-2020 15:00

As video games have become more realistic, and as movies have more computer graphics, the two industries have started to converge on each other.

Motion capture, the process of changing an actor´s movements and expressions onto a digital avatar, has become a common technique for movies and games alike, and video games are still continuing to advance this technology.

However, it is not just about technology. Video games and movies are becoming more intertwined when it comes to narratives or stories as well. Most games are still using non-interactive cut scenes to tell their stories. Games are supposed to be interactive, so you can usually choose where you want your character to go and what you want him to do. However, this freedom does not match with what designers want, as they want to tell a story. Several games´ critics feel that games force players to participate in a story, which robs them of their action to choose.

Difficult words: converge (to tend to a common result or conclusion), avatar (a figure that represents a particular person in a video game), intertwined (closely connected).

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